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Conference: Imagining Canada’s Futures with Romani Refugees & Migrants Nov. 9-10

The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) is pleased to announce "The Imaginative Ethnography Symposium: Imagining Canada’s Futures with Romani Refugees & Migrants" November 9-10, 2017, York University, Toronto, Ontario, curated by Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston The symposium will include two keynote addresses, a roundtable panel, and a workshop for graduate students. Keynote Speakers: Professor Ian F. Hancock is an […]

Retired Professors to be Honoured

Professors Emeriti  Penny Van Esterik and Judith Nagata will be honoured at the 33rd Biennial Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) conference running 26 to 28 October 2017 at York University. Penny and Judith are active and long-standing members of the CCSEAS and stalwarts of Southeast Asian studies in Canada. The panels honouring Nagata and Van […]

Trying the Way now available as a free download

Trying the Way: Ethnographic Glimpses of York University by Prof. Penny van Esterik and Dr Laurie Baker is now available for free download. In the public media, universities are often targets of anti-intellectual rants; but criticism of universities often comes from people who are not familiar with the complexity of university cultures. They felt that as anthropologists they should be […]

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Contingent Horizens: Call for Papers & Peer Reviewers

Call for Papers & Peer Reviewers  Contingent Horizons: The York University Student Journal of Anthropology Volume 4 Issue 1 Deadline for submissions: Friday, October 13th, 2017 Contingent Horizons is York University’s peer-reviewed student journal of anthropology. We aim to showcase scholarly and creative works of academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students. We invite prospective contributors […]

Weaver-Tremblay Award

Prof. Emeritus Margaret Critchlow wins Weaver-Tremblay Award

Prof. Margaret Critchlow has been awarded the prestigious Weaver-Tremblay Award by the Canadian Anthropological Association. The Weaver-Tremblay Award in Canadian Applied Anthropology is named after two of Canada's most-renowned applied anthropologists and has been awarded since 1994. Prof. Critchlow has done extensive research in Vanuatu, including nine  fieldwork trips studying customary land tenure, colonial history, and […]

Anthropology student journal publishes new issue

Contingent Horizons, the York University anthropology student journal has just published its third issue. Congratulations to the CH editorial collective—Parinaz Adib, Janita Van Dyk, Andrea Vitopoulos, and Melanie Zhang—for their hard work on this issue. Articles in this issue include: Table of Contents Volume 3, Issue 1 (2017)ArticlesA Critique of the ‘Paleo Diet’: broader implications of a socio-cultural food practiceby Ashley […]

New collection co-edited by Prof. Sandra Widmer

Prof. Sandra Widmer is the co-editor (with Veronica Lipphardt) of a new collection titled "Health and Difference: Rendering Human Variation in Colonial Engagements" (Berghahn Books, 2016). Human variation represented a central research topic for life scientists and posed challenging administrative issues for colonial bureaucrats in the first half of the 20th century. By following scientists’ and […]

New Edited Collection by Prof. Othon Alexandrakis

Prof. Othon Alexandrakis' new edited collection “Impulse to Act: A New Anthropology of Resistance and Social Justice” has just been published by Indiana University Press. What drives people to take to the streets in protest? What is their connection to other activists and how does that change over time? How do seemingly spontaneous activist movements emerge, endure, […]